Brits think EU nationals should be able to vote

Nearly half of all British citizens support an extension of the voting rights of EU nationals in Britain to include a right to vote in general elections after Brexit.

The research, in partnership with Prof Michael Bruter and Dr Sarah Harrison, of the London School of Economics’ electoral psychology initiative, showed that three-quarters of the British public support at the very least maintaining their current rights to vote in local elections. 

The survey says that 48% of the British public back extending voting rights to the 3 million EU nationals after Brexit, while 25% support the status quo of voting only in local elections and 10% support the option of removing all their voting rights.

The research shows UK adults  evenly split on the five-year continuous residence condition to qualify for “settled status”. It got the support of 42%, with 41% opposed. 

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